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. it's going to open us up and it's serving iranians, but not a penny of tax increases. no way. in that political environment, it's an unrealistic thing to expect any kind of grand bargain and we don't want to hold short-term economic policies hostage to having this grand bargain that i'd love to see but isn't going to happen right now. >> let me ask you about the last graphic about japan. japan looms large and you spend a lot of time working on it. you came to my attention first when you wrote a book about the, you know, japan-style depression economics and the age of diminished expectations. >> no, japan was the full-scale dress rehearsal for what we're going through now. japan is, people who were studying japan in the 1990s are the ones who are dreading what actually happens. >> when you look at japan. one thing you say, you're glad that the fed, the japanese central bankers finally doing something, but you often argue that japan didn't do enough in terms of stimulus. i want to show you japan's debt to gdp. and, you know, if this isn't enough, then what is? look at what japa
by adopting cuts but in the tax codes, the tax breaks, the tax credits that are loaded up in the tax code that go mostly to the wealthiest americans. you are talking about getting rid of the tax benefits or loophole? >> that's exactly right. >> give me an example of this. is there enough money there? >> absolutely enough money to over $1.2 trillion over 10 years. we could get it, for example, from the corporate deferral on-shore profit did companies that make their profit did overseas, did he ever their payments, sometimes never pay them, and >> bill: that just encourages people to move their money or jobs offshore? >> it's an incentive. >> why should we be rewarding them for exporting jobs basically? >> what these corporate interests and wealthy americans do is hide spending in give them a check? we would is a no way. in the tax code, nobody is really examining that. >> bill: exact. >> special tax -- well, mortgage interest deductions for second homes. not just a first home. i will tell you, a big one is the fossil fuel subsidy. i am talking about oil an
significantly. has he lost leverage with republicans? what does that mean for whether your taxes are going up? >>> and stephen colbert talks about his sister running for office and is talking about being white racist of itself. a war of words over race in america tonight. it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. a hairline fracture to the mandible and contusions to the metacarpus. what do you see? um, i see a duck. be more specific. i see the aflac duck. i see the aflac duck out of work and not making any money. i see him moving in with his parents and selling bootleg dvds out
of dollars of emergency crash and creditors impose onetime tax of 3% on all bank deposits under $130,000. >> going deep here. >> the tax could be closer to 10% on people who have over $640,000 in the bank. that's according to the "the wall street journal" this morning. people stood in long lines over the weekend to withdraw money before the policy went into effect and now russian president vladimir putin is calling the move, quote, unfair, unprofessional and dangerous. russian citizens make up the majority of billions of euros held in cypress bank. this is important. >> cypress. >> who cares about cyprus? >> come on, cyprus. are you telling me if somebody sneezes in cyprus we get a cold than on the nasdaq? >> tell us why. >> we have a cold on the nasdaq. the nasdaq is going down today. not too many people care about cyprus but a way the europeans have screwed up the bailout by getting the people to pay a part of the cost. you could have a run on the bank and europeans say why do i have my money in this bank? might be a tax on me next. it shows that europe is still a mess, that they h
to the streets to protest and a tax of up to 10% on their life savings. on sunday, fresh protests erupted. on cyprus withre the economist richard wolff after the headlines. and your report says the cia has been supporting a vast expansion in the flow of weapons to syrian rebels fighting president bashar al-assad. the new york times reports the airlift of arms and equipment to the rebels, largely overseen by turkey, has massively increased since early 2012 to include more than 160 flights in jordanian, saudi and qatari planes. u.s. intelligence officers have helped shop for weapons and have vetted rebel groups to decide who gets the arms. the cia's covert backing comes despite the obama administration's public support for solely non-lethal aid to the rebels. meanwhile, the cia has further increased its role in syria by feeding intelligence to rebel fighters for use against the syrian government. the wall street journal reports the move comes as part of the u.s. effort to tamp down on islamist militants in syria by aiding secular forces. secretary of state john kerry has urged iraq to take
on spending and taxes. so far, the game is not going very well. >> is the grand bargain dead? >> i don't know whether we can come to a big agreement. the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people. we're not going to get very far. >> the president has sounded equally pessimistic about bridging the divide. >> it may be that the differences are just too wide. if their position is we can't do any revenue, or we can only do revenue if we gut medicare or gut social security or gut medicaid, if that's the position, then we're probably not going to be able to get a deal. >> while there's not much agreement there are plenty of ideas. washington is awash in budgets. no less than six plans are currently circulating on the hill. there is the plan from senate democrats, or the murray plan. it includes a one-to-one ratio of spending cuts and tax increaseses, as well as short-term stimulus. then there's the house democrats' budget, which pushes for $200 billion more in revenue than the plan proposed by their party members in the upper chamber and there is a congressional pr
, and opportunity. they are clinging to the status quo. more taxing, more spending, more borrowing. we owe the american people a responsible, balanced budget. that's what we are delivering today. and i urge support of this resolution. >> well, paul ryan's pitch worked. 221 house republicans backed his plan that seeks to slash almost $5 trillion in spending and balance the budget in ten years. senate democrats promptly voted the ryan plan down last night. with me now michigan democratic congressman sander levin the top dm on the ways and means committee. i know you've spoken out forcefully against the ryan budget. let me ask you this. where do we go? republican controlled house, democratic controlled senate. obviously the senate made very clear the ryan plan was not their vision for the future of budgeting in this country. where do we go? how do we resolve these differences on where to spend money and why? >> it is going to be very difficult. the republican conference has really become radicalized. i was reading a clip from politico a few days ago that had republicans in georgia saying they
is not just a tax haven for russia, it is the tax haven for russian millionaires and billionaires. russia has invested $119 billion, that's with a "brks" in cyprus in 2011 alone. that's by far the largest recipient of russian investments in the world. equal amount of investment came back to russia from cyprus. funny how that works. russian investment is five times the total economic output for cyprus. russians account for $20 billion of total bank deposits or, tyler, as you mentioned, more than a third among the top russians in cyprus is the fert cider magnet now the biggest shareholder in the bank of cyprus. he has a lot of money in u.s. real estate as well. he brought donald trump's mansion and his daughter bout an apartment in sandy well. and alexander bought avraz steel. the mystery to me is why these wealthy russians kept so much money in cyprus when they knew the banks were in trouble. one reason is that there are fewer choices. if you look around the world, governments arie cracking down n tax evasion and money laundering. they're all complying with global capitalist. even with this 10
.85 trillion, half through spending cuts and half through tax hikes. the republican plan, paul ryan plan, would cut the deficit $4.6 trillion in ten years and includes repealing obamacare. the hope going through the legislative process they might be able to find compromise to strike some sort of deal. >> we need to put americans back to work. that's our first priority. deficit reduction i would put as the second priority and one that is coupled with economic growth the so i think we can do both. make sure we have deficit reduction but don't cut too much too fast. >> reporter: bottom line, bill, american people are seeing this over and over again. republicans and democrats fighting on both sides of the aisle and perhaps, they can come together for a grand bargain but just doesn't appear to be the case right now. as they grapple with the budget, keep in mind that two weeks away they have to come up with a continuing resolution by march 27. bill: as ryan says, at least there is baseline for comparison between the two sides. we'll get into that in just a moment here. thank you, kelly wright on the
of constants. lower taxes on rich people, not lower taxes for everybody, right? they don't like taxes, but letting the payroll tax cut expire was in fact their policy. lower taxes in general. lower taxes on richer wealthier americans. cutting social programs. entitlements they go back and forth. medicare they go back and forth. you remember mitt romney and paul ryan ran in the election as they were going to stop the democrats terrible intention to cut medicare, then paul ryan got back into the house and writing a budget he kept all those cuts and added new ones and had more added into this is program. the real shock in recent weeks or real frustration trying to covers the budget debates. republicans cover five issues, they want to cut the budget deficits and cut defense spending and simplify the tax code and lower tax rates. in a deal with president obama they could get the first four, more deficit reduction, protect defense, the democratic president would get some cover in cutting medicare and social security and they could simplify the tax code by taking out expenditures. they are n
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. his government has been blamed for a lot. the country has become a bit of a tax haven for rich russians. some banks, we are told now, will reopen on tuesday, but restrictions will be in place. there was real fear there will be a run on those banks when they do reopen and in fact, we have just learned that the two biggest and most troubled banks will not reopen tomorrow. we're told now they won't open again until thursday. what is the u.s. take away from all this, megyn? >> europe, the ally, and trading partner for the united states, certainly, is intact. that's a good thing. but according to experts, the credibility of the euro shall the credibility of the european union has been damaged by all of this back and forth for the past couple of days. as you noted, a very dangerous precedent has been set, that is dipping into private bank accounts to pay for the government, and maybe that's why we see the markets both here and in the states go down today. >> megyn: greg palkot, thank you. it's not often that the economy in cyprus makes global headlines, but experts say the latest and
the budget over the next ten years. >> but no tax increases. >> no tax increases. the president already got $650 billion worth of tax increases january 1st. he got a trillion dollars worth of tax increases in obama care. this year the federal government will bring in more revenue than any year in our history and yet we're still going to have a trillion dollars budget deficit. spending is the problem. >> the white house says in response, yes, it's true. taxes went up more than $600 billion over ten years at the end of the year but it is also true the white house put $1.5 trillion worth of spending cuts in their budget. the truth is you're both right. i mean, they have offered spending cuts. the taxes did go up. it still hasn't made enough of a dent. you still have to sit down and do something. >> right. i think we're doing our budget this year. actually we're doing it this week here in the house. our budget will balance in ten years. we're going to pass our budget. hopefully the senate will pass their budget. except their budget never comes to balance. the president's budget never comes to b
not confiscate it as cyprus tried to do however there are plenty of ways to get at it. taxes, you're forced to invest in government securities and under the guise of the financial systems, yes, it's a valid concern and the bank defenders will not acknowledge it u and we've got the dow up 39, 40 points at the moment, a shrug from the stock market at the moment. >> yes, it is. stuart: you think this has no impact on the stock market, more on gold and banking stocks, you think? >> i think so, again, what it does, it calls into question the integrity of the financial community and that's what central bankers and legislators fear most. it's not the markets themselves, it's fear of the market and fear of stability because that is what drives confidence and one thing that bernanke can't afford to lose right now. stuart: here is what i think might happen. a no vote, the russians step in, europe says we can't have russia, and they step in. >> i think a power play and progression of events, but i would not count out the chinese in this one. stuart: keith fitz-gerald. thanks. the latest proposal from
their taxes as well. we're talking about the thousands of government federal employees dodging the i.r.s. should they be fired? we've got an update on that this morning. >>brian: you think a woman's cheating husband would get the message. after she uses a billboard for revenge. but the best part is how she paid for it. look at that. "fox & friends" starts right gnaw. >>steve: welcome to march madness live here on the "fox & friends" set. >>alisyn: good to be with you all. >>steve: the president is out of the country, 50-hour sprint in israel. we have a situation where a lot of you are saying it is so cold here, i can't wait for vacation. we have a great segment in about 20 minutes. we have the founders and c.e.o. of 14 sandals, three beaches. wouldn't they like to see alisoe just as a token. we might have a beaches bureau. >>alisyn: let's do it. i volunteer. let's talk about the middle east. the president is making his first trip to israel since becoming president and there's a lot of tension, including this attack with rockets fired across the border. >>steve: indeed. somewhere in g
in the entitlement programs and have you debunk them one by one. the first lie the payroll tax hike is killing the retail economy. that is false there? >> well, there are a couple of things false there. first of all there is no payroll tax hike. what happened on january first was that the payroll tax rate was restored to what it was two or three years ago. let's not forget what we're bound to forget at one point or another that we reduced the payroll tax on employees by 2 percentage points as a way of producing relief in these economic hard times for americans. so it was really an economic relief program not a cut in social security tax. and i think what is it really at work here is that critics of social security are the enemies of social security want to paint the program as though it's too expensive for america to sustain. that's really--that is really a lie because in fact social security benefits in this country are far--they're paul trypaltrycompared to what other countries have. >> cenk: that leads to lie number two entitlement benefits for millionaires and billionaires is a huge proble
as democrats went on record favoring almost $1 trillion in tax increases. little talk about that a later on in the program. for the first 45 minutes of this edition of the washington journal, we are going to be talking about the affordable care act. thirdebrates its anniversary today. it is known as obamacare. we want to find out your thoughts about the affordable care act three years and. here are the numbers, if you want to give us a call -- reach out to also us by social media. you can follow us on twitter, we you canacebook, and send us an e-mail. the address is journal@c- span.org. thatis one of the items came from yesterday's express, the washington post express. the headline -- want to show you and let you listen in to what the president had to say the signing of the affordable care act three years ago, and then we will get to your calls. [video clip] >> it was your work, your commitment come a your unyielding hope that made the surgery possible. when special interests deployed an army of lobbyists, negative ads to preserve the status quo, you did not give up. you hit the phones a
. they pay their taxes. they may have different circumstances, but they're just as hard working. i think the border generally is insecure. if it was secure, we would not have a drug problem. people always want to blame. pack the bulbto -- pass the buck when they cannot deal with the real issue. that is my opinion. i appreciate you listening. --t: dan tweets in monte writes immigrants legal or illegal, to hand and enough to eat and consume. they help the economy and take jobs from no one. you can share your tweets tith us. -- with us. focusingrom reuters, u.s. immigration detention cost. there was much controversy recently about federal officials releasing hundreds of immigrants from detention centers, ahead of the looming budget cuts. the real issue should be the u.s. taxpayer foot as the bill to retain more than 30,000 people every day. not a group of immigrants to pose little threat to public safety were transferred out of federal facilities last week. and he says that should not be the focus. instead the fact that they're being detained should be. she writes whenever the circumstances
-year spending plan written by democrats. they call for higher taxes to fund government programs. house speaker john boehner remained skeptical. >> the budget that senate democrats are considering never balances, ever. that means more debt, fewer jobs and, frankly, much higher taxes from the american people. >> sreenivasan: the negotiations over these competing party visions for governing will begin in earnest when president obama submits his spending blueprint on april 8. with their work done, house members leave town today for a two week recess. while senators will remain in a marathon session until a vote on their own plan to fund the government. judy woodruff takes it from there. >> woodruff: for what's happening behind-the-scenes, we turn to todd zwillich, washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international. welcome back to the newshour. >> good to be with you, judy. >> woodruff: first this vote to keep the government funded by the end of the fiscal year, both the house and senate passed this. does this mean democrats and republicans finally see eye to eye on somethin
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cut taxes everybody and eventually replace medicare with a voucher plan, cut medicaid by over $700 billion in 10 years. do the democrats have a better idea, mark? >> the democrats have a better idea by basically not letting anything compete in the spotlight with paul ryan's. numbersho looks at believe that you can cut the deficit in 10 years while simultaneously increasing defense spending and cutting 35 to 28, as from mitt romney proposed, but 39 to 25%. it is just a pipe dream. >> are we ever going to settle this thing, lois? >> and then we might. i think the charm offensive is working a little bit. mitch mcconnell is speaking well of the president in saying that we have useful meetings. his biggest problem might end up being the democrats, trying to move them through some sort of entitlement reform. >> evan? >> maybe obama has got some secret plans to, but i don't see it. this is too little too late. if he was serious about a grand bargain he would have started in november. instead, he behaved like a political hack for months, and then his polls go down and he says, okay, i gues
and start reporting new revenue, not higher taxes but closing those tax loopholes to raise new revenue, but john boehner once again says don't talk to me about raising taxes. all nothing funner than watching republicans eat each other alive. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to
to tax private bank accounts up to 10%. and now citizens in cyprus are in panic mode rushing to a.t.m.'s. there's a run on banks there as people try to clean out their savings before the tax hits them. >>ainsley: this is to help bail out the cash-strapped country. something like this, could it happen in america? we're asking our guest stuart varney. good morning. >> theoretically, yes, it could happen here. if congress passes a law which taxes wealth -- that is a bank deposit -- yes, it could happen here. in practice, it will not happen here. >>ainsley: it will be a riot. >> plus america can print its own money. you can print dollars to get out of trouble if you're in extreme situations. cyprus uses the euro, somebody else's currency. >>brian: the problem is this is the deal they cut in order to survive. the e.u. gave them this money and said this is some of the austerity things you must do. >> cyprus is bankrupt. it needed an extra $13 billion to keep going. the europeans said we'll give you the money, but you've got to give some of it back from the deposits of everybody in the c
gas. the parliament of cyprus voted to reject a bill that would tax bank deposits in order to qualify for an international bailout package. to receive $13 billion from the e.u. and the international monetary fund, cyprus has to raise $7.5 billion on its own. but taxing people's bank accounts proved unpopular, even when the provision was added to shield small savers. banks across cyprus will remain closed until thursday to avoid a run on cash. uncertainty about the cyprus situation set markets around the world and on wall street on edge. the dow jones industrial average gained more than three points to close above 14,455. the nasdaq fell eight points to close at 3229. seven u.s. marines were killed after a mortar unexpectedly exploded during a training exercise in western nevada. military officials said that prompted the pentagon to halt the use of the mortar worldwide until an investigation can be completed. the accident happened last night at the hawthorne army depot. the marines who were killed were based at camp lejeune in north carolina. seven other marines and sailors were injure
a tax break from 39 to 25, that's a $200,000 tax break for the rich. >> bill: yes, that's right. it lowers it even beyond where george bush had lowered it yes. >> and a $5 trillion hole in the budget too they say when this is all done. >> bill: yeah but he makes up for that by getting rid of obamacare and medicare. >> caller: right it's $200,000 tax cut. >> bill: exactly. but russell it is a total sham and they know that and who are they kidding right? >> well, we got rid of our nut cases our last election in illinois. and they vow to get rid of kurt and this tea party guy from down state in the next election. illinois has had enough of the republicans. >> bill: well, i will hope that -- pardon me -- that that would be true with a lot of these tea party people, because that's who is driving the train here in the united states congress. russell good to hear from you. out in las vegas, nevada. lee joining us. hey, lee, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. how many times, bill are we going to hear about this -- i call him eddie munster budget? it's so pathe
exit from the euro. the rescue package scraps a controversial plan to put a tax on private bank deposits. but a top european official says europe may need help paying the bills. >> the euro area member-states are committed to assist cyprus in its adjustment process and have reaffirmed that the size of the financial assistance will amount to 10 billion euro. we would obviously welcome a contribution by the imf. heather: so, question is, who wins, who loses in this deal? stuart varney is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network and he is here to answer that question for us. so who wins, who loses? >> heather, let's start with the oozers. the russian mob, number one. losers big-time. they will confiscate 30% or more of those depositers and money in the bank if they have got more than 100,000 euros. a lot of those people are russian. they will lose big-time. secondly, the cypriot people, they lose. the island is already in chaos and they face an economic depression. there are some forecasts that cyprus will lose 20% of its economy. that is a depression. so those tw
. i...i mean, you...love. . >>> the one thing we've seen is $1 trillion in higher taxes, taxing more, borrowing more and spending more is not a path to prosperity. >> that was congressman paul ryan on the hill. pleased that democrats are bringing bunts budgets to the table. maryland congressman chris van holland is the ranking member on the house budget committee. he joins me now, congressman van holland. good afternoon to you. >> good afternoon to you, luke. >> i want to get your take on house republicans are panning the democratic budgets that will be voted on tomorrow. your budget, the black caucus budget, the progressive budget, various ones have no chance of becoming law. is there any worry that the idea that republicans are putting forward that our budget balances, our budget balances, a very good sound bite that can work in mid-term elections. whereas you guys' isn't balanced until about 2040. is there any worry that the message could take hold and cause problems for you in the 2014 mid-terms? >> no, luke, for this reason -- the republican budget, the ryan budget balances on t
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. he never met a tax cut he didn't like. we used to argue about all his tax cuts. but he had in his heart and soul a deep hatred of ray schism. nobody had any doubts about where he stood. he would have called an audible right in that room. all right, you're not going to remember lincoln. that's a long time ago. think back to somebody like jack kemp who combined conservativism with a real sort of concern about justice and equality. >> what does it say, benji, jack kemp, that's not that long ago. we're nostalgic, until even a bush -- what happened that they're so far right that the republican party has no sense of what the mainstream is concerned about? >> this is one of those problems when you don't have a clear leader. when there was president bush, he never got credit from liberals at the time, but he was keeping a lid on this stuff. bush was a believer in a lot of kemp. his passion in addition to conservativism was derived from kemp. without that, first there were no leaders and you just had the tea party movement rising up and and then a lot of these leaders are in the conservati
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say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. [ music ] >> chatting with you live at current.com/bill current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: all right now, 33 minutes after the hour here on this monday morning, march 25th. so good to see you today and we are now, the team is complete. breaking news stevie lee web has made it out of the ditch on the george washington parkway and he had to take care of the phones. give steve acre call at 866-55-press. he will tell you about the drive this morning. and we will get back to a big, big announcement yesterday by mayor michael bloomberg, the latest big story here for us to talk about this morning, but first, here we go. you know, i keep looking for these articles about identity theft. this one out of florida, where
they are receiving. >> correct. and they are trying to rekwat that with new taxes. >> hal: exactly. the same way as obamacare being viewed as a tax by justice roberts as a way of justifying its existence, that was his way of throwing conservatives a bone while doing what he knew was -- >> the right thing to do. >> hal: right. but it's interesting that they call that out and then they get stuck in this circular -- this cycle that they have of oops said something reasonable or truthful, and i am going to be eaten alive. >> how much of that is actually being eaten live by the red-meat sucking haze and how much is fabricated? i hear about how the tea party or americans for prosperity are threatening to primary republicans who vote in any capacity for any sort of revenue increase but i don't know who that truly is? how strong are they? and would they be able to win? so i don't know if that is a real threat or just a perceived threat, and if it's just a perceived threat, maybe some of these republicans could stand up and say, i'm not all that threatened by you. >> hal: right. a
responsible is of course, you had the bush tax cuts. then right after, you had the attacks on september 11th and you had the war on afghanistan, which i supported and almost all of the members of congress did, because those were the people that attacked us. but then, you had the war in iraq and both afghanistan and iraq were fought as quote emergencies, which means they weren't included in the annual deficits. so, now, when they're talking about a budget that cuts student loan programs for gi members, people coming back from iraq and afghanistan now they're not getting their student loans. because this was all fought off budget. i think that's political malpractice on the part of the republican party. they should have budgeted for this. >> well, from a congressional physician of the soul like diana degette, thank you so much. now to dr. james peterson, msnbc analyst and director of africana studies. professor, millions oppose the war, but as you know, and i'm sure you remember, their voices were significantly marginalized. give us a sense of how that happened. >> there's a lot of context her
to republican's ideas about lowering taxes they still trust the president to handle the economy. 65% said u.s. budget deficit should be reduced by cutting spending. but 35% said they trust the democrats more. so to regain the public's trust they have done an autopsy of the 2012 campaign. the rorpt has a lot of style but not a lot of serious substance. in it the word messaging appears 77 times technology in there 42 times, and then there is the long list of things that got no mention at also. health care inequality and others. the plan also pointed to some other issues, and no bashing poor people at all. the plan says low-income americans are hardworking people who want to become hard-working middle-income americans of course paul's plan would make it harder than ever to allow poor people to join the middle class. next up, reagan. enough already. the youngin's at all don't even remember him. they also pledge to be flexible on gay rights even though republicans are spending millions defending the discriminatory defense of marriage act, and finally immigration reform and re
the same goal, bringing these workers out of the shadows and into becoming and being tax paying members of society. >> michael: that's kentucky tea party senator rand paul's embrace of immigration reform. it comes a day after the republican national committee released their autopsy report on why the g.o.p. continues to nose dive in favorability. the recommendation is to support comprehensive immigration reform. the senator's move comes after the drone filibuster and the straw purchase. here is maria from the university of cal berkeley where she is the development director of the chief schuster earl institute. welcome to the war room. >> glad to be here. >> michael: what do you make of his new stance? >> i think it's really a revelation, and i welcome yesterday's g.o.p. autopsy report. i think it is a recognition that if the republicans intend to be a national party, they have got to broaden their appeal to the fastest growing part of the electorate. but words are only one thing. let's see what they do in terms of actually voting for immigration reform. >> michael: yes, because they very
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